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Constraint Theory

Multidimensional Mathematical Model Management

  • George J. Friedman
  • Phan Phan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. George J. Friedman, Phan Phan
    Pages 1-23
  3. George J. Friedman, Phan Phan
    Pages 25-48
  4. George J. Friedman, Phan Phan
    Pages 49-60
  5. George J. Friedman, Phan Phan
    Pages 61-100
  6. George J. Friedman, Phan Phan
    Pages 101-136
  7. George J. Friedman, Phan Phan
    Pages 137-154
  8. George J. Friedman, Phan Phan
    Pages 155-162
  9. George J. Friedman, Phan Phan
    Pages 163-182
  10. George J. Friedman, Phan Phan
    Pages 183-187
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 189-219

About this book

Introduction

Packed with new material and research, this second edition of George Friedman’s bestselling Constraint Theory remains an invaluable reference for all engineers, mathematicians, and managers concerned with modeling. As in the first edition, this text analyzes the way Constraint Theory employs bipartite graphs and presents the process of locating the “kernel of constraint” trillions of times faster than brute-force approaches, determining model consistency and computational allowability. Unique in its abundance of topological pictures of the material, this book balances left- and right-brain perceptions to provide a thorough explanation of multidimensional mathematical models. Much of the extended material in this new edition also comes from Phan Phan’s PhD dissertation in 2011, titled “Expanding Constraint Theory to Determine Well-Posedness of Large Mathematical Models.”

Praise for the first edition:

"Dr.

George Friedman is indisputably the father of the very powerful methods of constraint theory." --Cornelius T. Leondes, UCLA

"Groundbreaking work. ... Friedman's accomplishment represents engineering at its finest. ... The credibility of the theory rests upon the formal proofs which are interspersed among the illuminating hypothetical dialog sequences between manager and analyst, which bring out distinctions that the organization must face, en route to accepting Friedman's work as essential to achieve quality control in developing and applying large models." --John N. Warfield

Keywords

Mathematica complex systems complexity kernel management model modeling

Authors and affiliations

  • George J. Friedman
    • 1
  • Phan Phan
    • 2
  1. 1.Viterbi School of EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Viterbi School of EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54792-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54791-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54792-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0463
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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